Pneumonia in COVID-19 Patients Can Be Started Without Temperature – Golubovskaya – UNN News

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KIEV. May 4. UNN. In patients with coronavirus disease, lung damage can occur without high fever. About it in interview UNN said infectious disease doctor Olga Golubovskaya.

“Not always is it (body temperature – ed.) A clear prognostic sign of further severity of the disease. That is, it may be subfebrile (37.1-38.0 ° C – ed.) Temperature, and severe pneumonia may occur,” said Golubovskaya. .

According to her, the high temperature of 38-39 ° C, as a rule, is not very characteristic of the disease.

“And this is the case, unfortunately, when a person generally without respiratory distress immediately begins respiratory disorder. That is, he misses the first phase of the disease, immediately begins with the second phase of lung damage, and not just some pneumonia, and pulmonary edema begins in a person without We had such a person, both with diabetes and with an amputated limb. But she recovered, she was already discharged, “- said the infectious disease.

As reported UNN, according to Golubovskaya, people with the second blood group are at highest risk for COVID-19 coronavirus disease.

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